Man threatening to jump from Wearmouth Bridge in Sunderland is talked down

Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland
Wearmouth Bridge, Sunderland
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Police have successfully talked down a man who was threatening to jump from Wearmouth Bridge.

Officers were called at 4.15pm today following reports of concern for a man on the bridge.

Traffic on the bridge was closed with pedestrians and cyclists also prevented from going over it.

Just after 5pm, the man came onto the right side of the railings and is now with police officers.